Isabel Blanco

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Isabel Blanco
Isabel Blanco 20141115.jpg
Personal information
Born (1979-05-10) 10 May 1979 (age 37)
Bergen, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Halden HK
National team 1
2004–2014 Norway 86 (165)
1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 6 June 2016

Isabel Blanco (born May 10, 1979 in Bergen) is a Norwegian handball player of Galician descent.

Club career[edit]

Blanco has previously played for the clubs Kjøkkelvik, Vadmyra, Nordnes, Tertnes IL, Club El Ferrobus Mislata, Aalborg DH, FC Midtjylland, Larvik HK and Molde HK. She earned a silver medal in the 2005 and 2008 Danish championships, and a bronze medal in 2006, when she was voted Pivot of the Year in the Danish league.

National team[edit]

She won a gold medal at the 2004 European Women's Handball Championship with the Norwegian national team[1] and again at the 2008 European Women's Handball Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Her father is Fernando Blanco Jiménez, a Spanish-Galician and former Deportivo de La Coruña football player. She has not lived in Spain except for the one year at Club El Ferrobus Mislata.[2]

Blanco is an avid painter and photographer, and has stated on numerous occasions that she would like to pursue them as a career when she is done with handball. Blanco has her own website where she sells her paintings.[3]


  1. ^ "6th European Handball Championships – Hungary 2004 – Team Norway" (Retrieved on February 25, 2008)
  2. ^ Christiansen, Anders K. (11 December 2004). "- Vi bør slå Spania". VG (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  3. ^